RMC Sport report that Ligue 1 side Lille President Gérard Lopez spoke this Friday with scouting supremo Luis Campos, after a 4 day period of silence between the duo amid an ongoing civil war at the club.
After having informed Lopez last Sunday that he wanted to be released from his contract, Luis Campos has sat in silence, at his home in Portugal. However, today the pair spoke over the phone. It was an opportunity for both sides to explain their positions.
Campos – tied to Lille via his company Scoutly Limited for another 3 years – made it known that he wants to be released from his contractual obligations, whilst Lopez doesn’t want him to leave. Angry about the premature termination of Ligue 1 and the Christopher Galtier-Marseille rumours, the Portuguese operator made it clear that above all he is angry about the performance of certain individuals on the administrative and sporting side.
Lopez listened to Campos’ concerns and the two men agreed to take some more time to think about the situation.
Campos’ behaviour over the last week has similarities with his playbook from 2015 when at AS Monaco, when he also handed his resignation to Vice President Vadim Vasilyev and instead of leaving received a hierarchical upgrade from Technical Director to Special Advisor to the Vice President and ended up staying for another 12 months.
Campos told Record earlier on Friday that he is not in direct contact with any other clubs currently, although he is understood to have rejected an approach from Newcastle United.
Now it is up to Lopez and Campos to find a compromise…